This is my intended cheap gaming/browsing build and i was wondering whether there were any better altenatives at a similar price(considering the cpu price is going to decrease when the bulldozer cpu's are released anyways) or if their is any incompatability issues with any parts in my build. the budget is at most £540, and it also has to be from uk sites as shipping costs would be too much for me.(many prices rounded up to nearest pound).
(n) = novatech.co.uk (e) = ebuyer.co.uk
cpu:AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition 3.4GHz Socket =£96 (n)
cpu cooler: coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus CPU Cooler =£24 (n)
1x= COOLERMASTER BLADEMASTER CASE FAN 120x25mm Black PWM (for cpu cooler)=£12 (e)
3x= 120mm Blue LED Fan - 4pin Molex Connection(2 for top and 1 for rear of the case) =£7 (e)
case:Coolermaster Elite 430 All Black Interior Mid Tower Case with Side Window = £33 (n)
okey dokey i may try the xfx out even though 550w limits my expansion in the future,thanks =p
the HD 6850 only runs at about 140W peak even CF they stay under 280W total at load. even another 200w for a supper OC'd quad core is still within the limits of the PSU. a 6870 pushes the envelope a little @ 320W load. if Crossfire is in your future for 6870's then go for the 650W you selected, if not then the 550w PSU will be fine for a single 6870 or 6850's in CF.